Konami Celebrates 10th Anniversary of DanceDance Revolution with Three New Releases

May 14, 2008

Konami Celebrates 10th Anniversary of
DanceDance Revolution with Three New Releases

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today
announced three upcoming DanceDanceRevolution titles will ship this Fall in
honor of the 10th anniversary of the franchise. After a decade as one of the
most popular franchises in the music genre, DanceDanceRevolution fans can move
their feet to different beats with DanceDanceRevolution X for the PlayStation 2,
DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE3 for the Xbox 360 and DanceDanceRevolution Hottest
Party 2 for Wii.

"We cannot thank our fans enough for their
continued devotion to the DanceDanceRevolution franchise. The continued
popularity and longevity of DanceDanceRevolution has transformed it from a video
game into something much bigger and more special," said Anthony Crouts, Vice
President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "We wanted to
celebrate this special occasion by bringing to market three new versions of the
game that offer the biggest and best musical selections along with a slate of
unique features."

DanceDanceRevolution X

In DanceDanceRevolution X, players can dance
their way through a soundtrack packed with major hits from some of today’s top
artists. The latest release for the PlayStation 2 offers fans of the beloved
dance video game enhanced graphics along with fun, interactive gameplay and
innovative new game modes, including the brand new LAN Battle Mode — which lets
up to eight players battle simultaneously through the LAN lines on their
PlayStation 2 system. Additionally, players can work up a sweat by customizing
their own workout and fitness programs and, by plugging in the EyeToy USB Camera
(for PlayStation 2) peripheral, they can put themselves in the game.

DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE3

Marking its return to the Xbox 360,
DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE3 offers fans a whole new experience with the debut
of new modes including DJ Mode and City Mode. In DJ Mode, players can explore
their inner DJ while creating tracks and song lists to dance to while City Mode
allows players to compete against bosses throughout the DanceDanceRevolution
city and become the ultimate champion. Additionally, the game boasts one of the
biggest soundtracks, giving fans more than 65 songs spanning from the ’70s to
some of today’s hottest tracks. DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE3 also features
online multiplayer function — allowing for dance-offs with up to four friends
from around the world and character customization with more than 400 options of
clothing, faces, skin tones and hairstyles — letting players create the
ultimate dancer, and complete Xbox Live functionality.

DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 2

Rounding out the DanceDanceRevolution 10th
anniversary celebration is the release of DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 2
for Wii. DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 2 is sure to be the life of the
party with 4 player multiplayer, Wii Remote and Nunchuk support, smash hits
taken from the last four decades of music, entirely new modes and more! The
all-new soundtrack features big hits such as "I Want Candy", "Umbrella", "Black
or White" and "We Got The Beat" ensuring that DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party
2 will appeal to dance enthusiasts of all ages. The mutliplayer function allows
for head-to-head battles in the Dance n’ Defend Battle Mode where players use
the Wii Remote to battle their opponents. Other new modes include the non-stop
dance action in Course Mode, the ability to unlock hidden features in Groove
Arena Mode and the all-new Hottest Training Mode. With brand new gimmicks, the
incorporation of your Mii, enhanced motion capture, new characters exclusive to
the game, and new stages with enhanced effects on more than 50 unique dance
environments, there is no party like Hottest Party 2.